I saw a very quick blurb in last week’s Businessweek. I’ve been a little busy, so I’m behind on my reading. According to the blurb, there are 2.3% of jobs out there that cannot be filled with the right people. 2.3% — that would bring our unemployment rate down to around 6.5%.
But, why can’t these companies find the qualified people — here are two my quick and dirty off the top of my head ideas.
- We have a huge disconnect between out secondary education and our business needs. We need to get business and higher education better aligned. How we can do that or where we can start — that I don’t know. But, it’s sad, isn’t it?
- We have a huge housing problem because qualified people are now locked into homes they can’t sell, so they can move to the jobs.
Anyone else have any ideas?